Nike, Sears give markets bad news on a mixed day
NEW YORK - After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months.
Stocks started lower, then rallied around midday and wandered between gains and losses for several hours before a late-afternoon push.
Technology companies led the market, as they've done throughout this year. Gains for shipping company FedEx helped take industrial companies u...